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Phase I/IIa Trial of scAAV1.tMCK.NTF3 for Treatment of CMT1A

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03520751
Recruitment Status : Suspended (Vector has not been produced)
First Posted : May 11, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 14, 2023
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Zarife Sahenk, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Brief Summary:
This clinical trial is an open-label one-time injection dose study in which scAAV1.tMCK.NTF3 will be administered by intramuscular injections into muscles in both legs in CMT1A subjects with PMP22 gene duplication. Three subjects ages 18 to 35 years receiving (8.87e11 vg/kg) will be enrolled.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy Type 1A Drug: scAAV1.tMCK.NTF3 Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:
This clinical trial is an open-label, one-time injection study in which scAAV1.tMCK.NTF3 will be administered by intramuscular injections into the medial and lateral heads of gastrocnemius, tibialis anterior, and rectus femoris muscles in both legs in CMT1A subjects with PMP22 gene duplication. Three CMT1A patients, 18 to 35 years of age will be enrolled into one cohort in this trial. These adult subjects will be enrolled at an effective dose (8.87e11 vg/kg) based on a qPCR titer using linearized standards, equivalent to 4.00x1012 vg/kg based on a qPCR titer using supercoiled standards) distributed bilaterally between both limbs in Cohort 1. Post-gene transfer monitoring will include follow up visits on days 7, 14, 30, 60, 90, 120, and months 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 24 following gene transfer. Safety is the primary endpoint for this clinical gene transfer trial. Stopping criteria are based on development of unacceptable toxicity defined as the occurrence of any one Grade III or higher, unanticipated, treatment-related toxicity. The secondary endpoint is efficacy defined as halting of the decline in functional and sensory abilities measured by the CMT Pediatric Scale (CMTPedS) at 2 years post gene transfer. The CMTPedS is an 11-item scale comprised of the Functional Dexterity Test, Nine-Hole Peg Test (9HPT), hand grip, foot plantar flexion, foot dorsiflexion, pinprick sensation, vibration sensation, the Bruininks Oseretsky Test- Balance assessment, gait assessment, long jump, and six-minute walk test (6MWT). Exploratory outcome measures will include 10 meter run/walk timed test (10M), 100 meter timed test (100M), peroneal and ulnar CMAP amplitude and sensory and motor conduction velocities, a revised sensory testing to increase sensitivity for pinprick, touch-test and vibration assessments, visual analogue scales for pain and fatigue, Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) as Quality of Life measure, and circulating NT-3 levels.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 3 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I/IIa Trial Evaluating scAAV1.tMCK.NTF3 for Treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy Type 1A (CMT1A)
Estimated Study Start Date : August 2023
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 1, 2024
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 1, 2024

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Dose (8.87e11 vg/kg)
Three patients age 18-35 will receive intramuscular injection of recombinant AAV1 carrying a human NFT3 gene under the control of the tMCK promoter (scAAV1.tMCK.NTF3) distributed bilaterally between both limbs at a dose of 8.87e11 vg/kg.
Drug: scAAV1.tMCK.NTF3
gene vector
Other Name: Neurotrophin Factor 3 (NTF3) vector

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety based on number of participants with adverse events. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    AEs will be monitored and scored for severity and relatedness to the study article.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy - the ability to halt the decline in functional and sensory abilities [ Time Frame: Screening, Day 90, 6 months, 1yr, 18 months, 2 yrs ]
    CMT Pediatric Scale. Efficacy will be defined as the ability to halt the decline in functional and sensory abilities as measured by the CMTPedS at 2 years post gene transfer. This 11 item scale, developed by the Inherited Neuropathies Consortium, underwent validation testing in patients aged 3-20 years with CMT and generates a linear score of disability.

  2. Physical Therapy Assessments The 100 Meter Timed Test (100m) [ Time Frame: Screening, Day 90, 6 months, 1yr, 18 months, 2 yrs ]
    The 100 Meter Timed Test will be an exploratory outcome for this study.

  3. Electrophysiological testing [ Time Frame: Screening, Day 90, 6 months, 1yr, 18 months, 2 yrs ]
    Measurement of ulnar sensory nerve amplitude and compound muscle action potential (CMAP); amplitude of the ulnar nerve (recorded from the abductor digiti minimi muscle) and the peroneal nerve (recorded from the tibialis anterior muscle) and sensory and motor conduction velocities.

  4. Sensory testing using semi-quantitative Rydel Seiffer tuning fork, Semmes-Weinstein Monofilaments and Neurotips [ Time Frame: Screening, Day 90, 6 months, 1yr, 18 months, 2 yrs ]
    Perceptions of touch pressure, pricking pain and vibration will be graded on the index finger and the great toe as normal (0), decreased (1), or absent (2). In addition, the level of discrimination change for sensory modalities will be recorded in the dominant upper and lower limbs as normal (0), diminished or absent in fingers or toes (1), between fingers/toes and wrist or ankle (2), between wrist/ankle and mid-forearm or mid-calf level (3), between mid-forearm/mid-calf and elbow or knee (4) and above the level of elbow or knee (5).

  5. Visual analog scale (VAS) [ Time Frame: Screening, Day 90, 6 months, 1yr, 18 months, 2 yrs ]
    The visual analog scale (VAS) of pain intensity consists of a line, most often 100 mm long, with 2 descriptors representing extremes of pain intensity (e.g., no pain and extreme pain) at each end. Patients rate their pain intensity by making a mark somewhere on the line that represents their pain intensity and the VAS is scored by measuring the distance from the "no pain" end of the line.

  6. Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) [ Time Frame: Screening, Day 90, 6 months, 1yr, 18 months, 2 yrs ]
    The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) will be used as a quality of life document to monitor and compare disease burden pre and post-treatment. The SF-36 is a multi-purpose, short-form health survey with only 36 questions. It yields an 8-scale profile of functional health and well-being scores as well as psychometrically-based physical and mental health summary measures and a preference-based health utility index.

  7. NT-3 levels [ Time Frame: Screening, Day 7-2 yrs ]
    Circulating NT-3 levels will be measured by ELISA.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects 18- 35 years old inclusive with CMT1A will be enrolled
  • Must exhibit a 1.5 Mb duplication at 17p11.2 inclusive of the peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22) gene
  • Males and females of any ethnic or racial group
  • Must exhibit weakness of the ankle dorsiflexion muscle (but has full ROM against gravity and is able to stand on heels 3 seconds or greater)
  • Abnormal nerve conduction velocities
  • Ability to cooperate for clinical evaluation and repeat nerve conduction studies
  • Willingness of sexually active subjects to practice a reliable method of contraception during the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active viral infection based on clinical observations or serological evidence of HIV, or Hepatitis B or C infection, herpesvirus or adenovirus
  • Ongoing immunosuppressive therapy or immunosuppressive therapy within 6 months of starting the trial (e.g., corticosteroids, cyclosporine, tacrolimus, methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, intravenous immunoglobulin)
  • Persistent leukopenia or leukocytosis (WBC ≤ 3.5 K/µL or ≥ 20.0 K/µL) or an absolute neutrophil count < 1.5K/µL
  • Subjects with AAV1 binding antibody titers ≥ 1:50 as determined by ELISA immunoassay
  • Subjects with circulating anti-NT-3 titers ≥ 1:50 as determined by ELISA immunoassay
  • Treat with any investigational medication within 30 days before the infusion of study drug
  • Abnormal laboratory values considered clinically significant (GGT > 3XULN, bilirubin ≥ 3.0 mg/dL, creatinine ≥ 1.8 mg/dL, Hgb < 8 or > 18 g/Dl; WBC > 15,000 per cmm)
  • Any medical condition or extenuating circumstance that, in the opinion of the investigator, might compromise the subject's ability to comply with the protocol required testing or procedures or compromise the subject's wellbeing, safety, or clinical interpretability
  • Ankle contractures or surgeries preventing proper muscle strength testing
  • Pregnancy or lactation (females subjects will be tested for pregnancy)
  • Limb surgery in the past six months
  • Severe infection (e.g. pneumonia, pyelonephritis, or meningitis) within 4 weeks before gene transfer visit (enrollment may be postponed)
  • Anyone unwilling to disclose study participation with primary care physician and other medical providers.
  • Concomitant illness or requirement for chronic drug treatment that in the opinion of the PI creates unnecessary risks for gene transfer

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03520751

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United States, Ohio
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43205
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nationwide Children's Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Zarife Sahenk, MD., PhD. Nationwide Children's Hospital
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Responsible Party: Zarife Sahenk, Principal Investigator, Nationwide Children's Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03520751    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB17-01287
First Posted: May 11, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 14, 2023
Last Verified: March 2023

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Zarife Sahenk, Nationwide Children's Hospital:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy
Nervous System Malformations
Nervous System Diseases
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Congenital Abnormalities
Genetic Diseases, Inborn